Resources for Students

 

On this page you will find details of selected content relevant to students.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact: library.tsdft@nhs.net or (01803) 656700.

Quick links:

Discovery Search

Databases

Journals

Books and Web Resources 

Other Resources

Apps


Discovery Search

(Guide)

Discovery search lets you easily find and access the library's resources (both books and articles are listed). It features a flexible search box which allows you to search for a specific title or perform a keyword topic search.

NOTE: To access the online resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.

Databases

The NICE Healthcare Databases will enable you to complete detailed literature searches i.e. locate various articles on a topic. As an NHS employee/placement student you have access to 8 databases:

AMED - covers topics for allied health professions

BNI (British Nursing Index) - primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health topics

CINAHL - international nursing and allied health

EMBASE - primarily European biomedicine - good for pharmacology and drug therapy

HBE- healthcare administration and other non-clinical aspects of healthcare institution management.

HMIC - health service management and organisation. Includes grey literature

MEDLINE - general medical database covering most health topics

PsycINFO - psychology and psychiatry

PubMed - life sciences and biomedical literature

NOTE: To access the databases you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e references. Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.


Journals

Discovery search guide

Discovery Search is a searchable and browsable list of all the print and electronic journals available to you through the NHS. Use the search box to search for a specific title or keyword. If the journal/article you require is not available please request a copy using our request form.

NOTE: To access the My Journals/articles you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Highlighted journals:

Click on a title to access the Journal.

Title Coverage
BMJ 1840 Onwards
International Journal of Medical Students 2013 Onwards (freely accessible online)
The Brisith Student Doctor Journal 2017 Onwards (freely accessible online)
The Lancet 2007 Onwards


And more.........check Discovery Search to see the full range.


Books and Web Resouces

Discovery search guide

To search for books and ebooks please click here.

To renew your books online click here and log in to your library account.

To access ebooks you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Latest resources in book series for students:

ABC of...

Lecture Notes

Crash Course

Fast Facts

At a Glance

Eureka

Made Incredibly Easy


For latest Study Skills resources, click here.


Study Skills web resources:

Your University will likely have its own guides on Study Skills and Plagerism available so be sure to contact them for information.

There are also several guides available free online:

You Can find Bristol University's information about plagerism here

Click Here to find a usefull guide on the Harvard Referencing System from Cardiff University.

Elsevier offers a series of videos on Plagerism and research ethics in general Click Here

The Open University provides range of study skills guides including writing assignments and revision Click Here

The Trust Library has a number of pamphlet guides for referencing available in the group study area.


Other Resources

The below resources are also available to South Devon NHS staff and placement students. In order to access some of these resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.

ClinicalKey - a clinical search engine providing access to over 500 journals, 1,000 ebooks and other full text resources. Also include images and video. NHS OpenAthens Account required.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - provided by NICE. Contains summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of 330+ primary care presentations.

Cochrane Library - consists of 6 databses which contain different types of high quality evidence e.g. systematic reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.

Medicines Complete - Medicines information curated by leading scientists, experts and researchers. Online access to the BNF and BNFc. NHS OpenAthens account required.

NICE Evidence - NICE search resource for freely available health information.Contains guidelines, other evidence-based resources, patient information and lots more.

Trip Database - clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.


Apps

In order to access most of these apps you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.

All listed apps are available for Apple and Android devices.

NICE Apps:

BNF and BFNC